The many faces of Dr. Qanta Ahmed, an unlikely defender of Israel
Ahmed, a sleep disorder specialist, is often accused of being a 'Zionist in a Muslim guise.' And her critics were given more ammunition this week when she arrived in Israel for her first-ever visit.
Dr. Qanta Ahmed defies most of the usual stereotypes. She’s a staunch defender of Israel, but also a deeply committed Muslim. She’s written a book on gender discrimination in Saudi Arabia, but makes a point of covering her own arms and legs (albeit with fashionable snug-fitting jeans and a stylish white blazer, with toes and fingernails painted in matching color), in compliance with Muslim religious...
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